• Cellular immune activity biomarker neopterin is associated hyperlipidemia: results from a large population-based study 

      Chuang, Shu-Chun; Boeing, Heiner; Vollset, Stein Emil; Midttun, Øivind; Ueland, Per Magne; Bueno-de-Mesquita, Bas; Lajous, Martin; Fagherazzi, Guy; Boutron-Ruault, Marie-Christine; Kaaks, Rudolf; Küehn, Tilman; Pischon, Tobias; Drogan, Dagmar; Tjønneland, Anne; Overvad, Kim; Quirós, J. Ramón; Agudo, Antonio; Molina-Montes, Esther; Dorronsoro, Miren; Huerta, José María; Barricarte, Aurelio; Khaw, Kay-Tee; Wareham, Nicholas J.; Travis, Ruth C.; Trichopoulou, Antonia; Lagiou, Pagona; Trichopoulos, Dimitrios; Masala, Giovanna; Agnoli, Claudia; Tumino, Rosario; Mattiello, Amalia; Peeters, Petra H.; Weiderpass, Elisabete; Palmqvist, Richard; Ljuslinder, Ingrid; Gunter, Marc; Lu, Yunxia; Cross, Amanda J.; Riboli, Elio; Vineis, Paolo; Aleksandrova, Krasimira (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-02-25)
      Background: Increased serum neopterin had been described in older age two decades ago. Neopterin is a biomarker of systemic adaptive immune activation that could be potentially implicated in metabolic syndrome (MetS). ...
    • A comparison of complementary measures of vitamin B6 status, function, and metabolism in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study 

      Clasen, Joanna L; Heath, Alicia K.; Van Puyvelde, Heleen; Huybrechts, Inge; Park, Jin Young; Ferrari, Pietro; Johansson, Mattias; Scelo, Ghislaine; Ulvik, Arve; Midttun, Øivind; Ueland, Per Magne; Dahm, Christina C; Halkjær, Jytte; Olsen, Anja; Johnson, Theron; Katzke, Verena; Schulze, Matthias B; Masala, Giovanna; Segrado, Francesco; De Magistris, Maria Santucci; Sacerdote, Carlotta; Ocké, Marga C; Luján-Barroso, Leila; Ching-López, Ana; Huerta, José María; Ardanaz, Eva; Amiano, Pilar; Ericson, Ulrika; Manjer, Jonas; Gylling, Björn; Johansson, Ingegerd; Schmidt, Julie; Weiderpass, Elisabete; Riboli, Elio; Cross, Amanda J; Muller, David C (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background Vitamin B6 insufficiency has been linked to increased risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. The circulating concentration of pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (PLP) is a commonly used measure of vitamin B6 status. ...